A COMMUNITY carnival could be making a comeback after more than 20 years.
Villagers in Broughton and Bretton are hoping people will get involved and volunteer their time to help get the event off the ground.
The carnival, which is planned for May 21, will see residents of the two neighbouring villages come together to revive the tradition.
Broughton Community Centre chairwoman Laura Virgo said: “It’s about coming together as a community. Carnivals are important for building community spirit.”
A number of events have already been planned for the carnival, which will be held on Brookes Avenue playing field, including a fair with stalls, a parade and the crowning of a rose queen.
Fellow organiser Ellen Jones said: “We hope this will be a great day out for all the family.”
Laura and Ellen have even contacted the first ever carnival rose queen, now aged 79, to ask if she will open the comeback event.
And they are now appealing for help to make the event a success.
Ellen said: “We have already had a lot of support but if anyone can help, either financially, or by giving some time on the day, it would be gratefully received.”
The organisers are also searching for a dance troupe to join the parade and perform on the day.
Anyone interested in a stall at the event or who wants to get involved in any way can call Laura Virgo on 01244 539071 or 07795 451170.